Mon, 23 November 2015
A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from November 23, 2015. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com.
Hour 1: David Vitter has lost the governor race in Louisiana. When he was getting desperate, he ran an ad going after his Democratic opponent blaming the response of the Paris attacks on him. Video of the ad fearmongering with the refugee situation. Another Donald Trump rally ended with his angry mob supporters assaulting a Black Lives Matter protester in Birmingham, Alabama. Videos of other times his supporters assaulted opponents at his rallies, such as one getting spit on, another getting dragged out by the neck while the crowd cheered “USA, USA.” Video of the Alabama rally where the 31 year old Black protester was roughed up. When asked about it, Trump said that the man was so obnoxious that he should’ve been roughed up. A Trump supporter; a business man and Super PAC creator came out in support of the assault. Videos of Robert Kiger telling CNN that Black people have no right to interrupt a Trump rally. After the attacks, Trump tweeted an image with extremely false stats on murder in the country among the races. The origin of the racist meme was from a White Supremacist site. After the CNN reporter was suspended for tweeting that the Statue of Liberty is ashamed over the refugee bill, Glenn Greenwald called out the network on the bias. Video of Greenwald’s debate with Brian Stelter on the subject. Video examples of CNN’s Amanpour and Lemon showing biases against all Muslims in the wake of attacks.
Hour 2: Ana joins Cenk for SCS. A study shows that Islamophobic hate crimes have spiked severely in Britain since the Paris attacks. The majority have been from middle aged White men targeting younger Muslim women. Armed protesters in Texas showed up to a mosque to intimidate anyone worshipping. Video of the hateful group of men standing outside the building with huge guns, admitting that they want to show force. A 22 year old Muslim woman crossing the street was almost run over by a hateful motorist screaming obscenities at her. An Indian man in charge of a temple is looking to deny women from access to the temple until a scanner is developed that would notify when a woman is on her period, so that they can tell keep them out.